Jen Causey-Kidder
Jen Causey-Kidder June 25, 2014

DIY Felt Eucalyptus Leaves

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This post is the fifth of 8 amazing felt flower tutorials that I’m sharing this week — culminating in a gorgeous felt wedding bouquet!!! These projects aren’t for the faint of DIY heart, although I break these flowers down step by step to make them as simple as possible – they will take some time and creativity. The energy spent will be well worth it in the end – trust me. Flowers that don’t die are awesome!

In talking about handmade flowers – we are singing the praises of felt. Unlike paper, felt flowers are thick, sturdy and can withstand all that your wedding day could throw at them. Paper can rip and crumple in a flash – but not felt! There is something so old-school crafty about felt… and I love it. So without further ado, here is our fifth felt flower – two different eucalyptus leaves.

How to make felt leaves


  • wool felt (colors: sage and fern)
  • good scissors
  • hot glue gun – that does “low heat”
  • 26 gauge floral wire
  • wire cutters
How to make felt leaves

Below is a chart of how to cut your different eucalyptus leaves… there’s not much to it. Start with squares or rectangles and cut these shapes below. The size and amount of leaves you choose for each stem is totally up to you. We now have a free printable flower pattern available at the end of the post!

UPDATE: May 21st, 2018: You no longer have to cut all these petals and leaves by hand! We have the Cricut .SVG cut file for this flower available in our shop for only $1.99! Cutting these shapes with the Cricut is a HUGE time saver!

How to make felt eucalyptus leaves

Add each leaf to your floral wire using hot glue… add as many leaves as you’d like. Using this thin silver wire makes it easy to manipulate each leaf and easy to add to bouquets or flower arrangements.

How to make felt eucalyptus leaves

Add each leaf to your floral wire using hot glue… for the side leaves fold them over the glue and wire. Add as many leaves as you’d like.

How to make felt leaves

As with all our DIY tutorials, if you create one of our projects please send us a picture or a trackback – We Love Seeing Your Creativity! If you use Instagram or Twitter please use the hashtag #SomethingTurquoiseDIY. Happy Crafting!

DIY Tutorial Credits

Photography + DIY Tutorial: Jen Causey of Something Turquoise // gorgeous wool felt: Benzie Design // Martha Stewart Crafts mini glue gun and scissors, all floral wire, wire cutters and ModPodge glue gun mat: Michaels // nail polish: OPI – Mimosas for Mr & Mrs

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